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Japan Housing Starts Summary for July 2018

In July total housing starts edged down 0.7% to 82,615 units. Owner occupied housing was up slightly with a 0.3% increase compared to a 1.4% decrease in rental housing. Total wooden housing declined 1.6% to 46,932 starts. Post and beam… more

Wood Fever in Jeju Island

Wood frame construction (WFC) has been winning great popularity in the past few years on Jeju Island, the largest island in Korea. A number of architects and builders who have been designing and constructing WFC throughout the country… more

2018 University Wood Construction Training is a Success

Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Department of Architecture of Inha University has successfully completed the first of two university-based training planned in FY 2018-19 under the name of “The GIFTs : 5”. (5 meaning in its… more

Promoting Korea Super-E Standard influences duplex units

Recently I had an opportunity to visit a 2-storey duplex residential light wood frame construction site in Yong-in City, Gyeonggi-do. The first duplex was under construction and will be used for a show-house. A total of sixteen duplexes… more

The Gift 5: Seoksu Pavilion in Anyang

“The Gifts” projects have been undertaken by the Design Research Innovation Lab at Inha University Department of Architecture since 2013 not only as part of an architectural experimentation but also as a social contribution. A series… more

Prefab hybrid building wins international award

The Yantong Demo Project in Changzhou jointly built by Canada Wood China and Shanghai Matechstone Co. has won the “International Cooperation of Shanghai Prefabrication Technology” award at the Shanghai Prefabrication Innovation Forum… more

Three Little Pigs 2×4 Episode #5

COFI’s new promotion initiative to promote 2×4 single-family housing to end users continues to grow. Since finalizing and posting four 2×4 animations based on the story of the “Three Little Pigs”, we have chalked up over… more

Midply Legally Positioned in PFC Building Code

The “Green Book” is the PFC structural calculation manual published by Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association. The Green Book is a key publication that the local building officials should refer to when they issue the building… more

Low-Rise Commercial Opportunities for Dimension Lumber

I recently had the opportunity to travel in Hokkaido to conduct market research on the possibility of Douglas Fir Larch J-Grade in Japan. With market research consultant Mr. Iida, I visited nine companies between July 23rd and 25th. Over… more

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Non-Residential Starts June2018

Between January and June, wooden non-residential starts totaled 9,056 units representing a total of 1,666,012m2 of total floor area. Translated into forest products demand, non-residential wood consumption is roughly estimated at just… more

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Japan Housing Starts Summary for June 2018

Overall housing market activity is showing signs of slowing over the second quarter. June total housing starts fell 7.1% to 81,275 units for the third consecutive monthly decline. The “mansion” condominium starts fell 36.2%, weighing… more

Celebrating 20 Years at COFI Japan!

On August 21st we took the opportunity at our COFI Shippers Meeting to present our Fumoto san with a Certificate of Appreciation for 20 years of service. Fumoto san has played a pivotal role on numerous technical initiatives and has… more